Washington, D.C. – Rep. Kristi Noem released the following statement tonight in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight, millions across America tuned in to listen to our President in hopes that politics would be put aside and true leadership would be shown. Unfortunately, President Obama failed to offer the necessary solutions to the biggest issues facing our country ? out-of-control spending and growing debt.

“We need leadership, not more division. We need to focus on finding more common ground, not creating more conflict. I continue to believe that the best solutions are found through the regular legislative process and I’m concerned by the President’s willingness to rely on executive orders. Now is the time for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to come to the table and find real solutions to our nation’s problems. I stand ready and willing to do just that.”

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